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REDWOOD CREEK - ORICK (ORIC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 124.05º WElevation: 5 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Sep 01 2015 at 7:21 AM PDTNext Issuance: Sep 02 2015 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 26.0 FeetFlood Stage: 32.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2014
8,960
18.05
Mar 10, 2014
2013
20,200
22.91
Dec 2, 2012
2012
14,500
20.37
Mar 30, 2012
2011
15,100
20.68
Dec 29, 2010
2010
8,830
17.55
Feb 26, 2010
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1953 to Present)*
1965
50,500**
24.00
Dec 22, 1964
1975
50,200
23.82
Mar 18, 1975
1956
50,000**
23.95
Dec 22, 1955
1953 50,000** 23.95 Jan 18, 1953
1972 49,700 23.67 Mar 3, 1972
* Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1953 with segmented periods back to Sep 1911
** Different datum
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ001)
Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. North of orick and slight chance of rain overnight. Lows 50 to 60. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 63 to 73. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 48 to 58. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 72. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 56. North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 61 to 71. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Friday Night and Saturday: Partly cloudy. Lows 46 to 56. Highs 63 to 73.

Saturday Night through Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 59. Highs 66 to 76.

Labor Day: Mostly sunny. Highs 65 to 75.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Mostly clear. Lows 51 to 61. Highs 66 to 76.
Impacts - E19 Information
35.0 FeetThe river is within 2 feet of top of levee. Flooding of roads in the Orick area is possible. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
36.0 FeetThe river is within 1 foot of top of levee. Flooding of some roads in the Orick area is likely. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
37.0 FeetThe river level is at the top of the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. Many roads in the delta area may be flooded and impassable including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
38.0 FeetThe river level will be overtopping the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. The entire delta area from Prairie Creek downstream to the mouth will be inundated. Travel through the area will be severely restricted with numerous road closures, including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action to protect life and property, and move to higher ground as necessary.
Product Disclaimer

This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Eureka Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.

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